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post #1 of 32 Old 04-30-2013, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Wheel Spacers-Beware!!

Hi all,

I just wanted to say a few words about Synergy Wheel Spacers. I have had them one my jeep for about a month and a half and have had nothing but problems. They were installed correctly and they were re-torqued after about 50 or so miles... However, today my wheel came off my Jeep Tj. Luckily I was not going fast and pulling into a parking lot but it seems the spacers were faulty. Everything they gave me was stripped.






I am lucky it didn't do to much damage. My wheel wen under my fender and caught the body when it fell.I went to a shop and had them removed immediately because the other side was wobbling.
I have since contacted the company and am fighting for a refund.

Just a word of warning. Im glad I didn't take that trail trip last weekend. I would have been in serious trouble.

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post #2 of 32 Old 04-30-2013, 09:09 PM
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Great, I just bought a set of them a month ago

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Great, I just bought a set of them a month ago
They may work for you, but just be careful. I would check them every once and a while. I just wanted to inform so no one gets hurt.
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Great, I just bought a set of them a month ago
Don't worry, follow the instructions and use the locktite provided. You'll be 100% fine.
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I did a lot of research before getting them. I believe I just got a faulty set.
But I did use locktite and they were torqued correctly. So just be careful. I thought I was going to be fine too
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Must have been faulty.

I had 20k+ on mine when they came off and I've had friends run them for just as long.

Glad you're ok, the last one I saw come off did so at 60MPH.
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Curious to know: could you feel that amount of wobble for long before it let go?
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It looks like the lug nuts from the rotor studds felloff( you can see them in the pics). THis looks like the OP did not check them. Or torque them down enough to start. The spacer did not fail its self. If they were torqued enough and used RED loctite. They should be verhard to even remove. If you retorqued them and they did tighten the loctite seal would be gone.

Personaly I would never run spacers my self. PITA to have to remove a tire to recheck the inner lug nuts.

Some states they are not legal as well.

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Buy the correct wheel with BS and this would never happen. I don't see a point in their instructions. Use locktite, Then go back and break the locktite by re-torqueing.

Glad you didn't get hurt, But I hope you replace them with wheels instead of another set of fails.

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post #10 of 32 Old 05-01-2013, 09:44 AM
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I've been running cheapo RC wheel spacers for 15k miles now. No problems here. To whom it may concern, over tightening your spacers can be just as detrimental as under tightening. 100ft-lbs is what I set mine to.

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Some states they are not legal as well.
This I disagree with. A number of vehicles come stock with them.
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Some states they are not legal as well.
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This I disagree with. A number of vehicles come stock with them.
They are illegal in Wisconsin. Not sure if they enforce it or not but it's in the books.

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This I disagree with. A number of vehicles come stock with them.
You can disagree with it all you want, but they are illegal in Ohio and most other states as well. Florida is one state that does not have a law on the books.

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They are illegal in Wisconsin. Not sure if they enforce it or not but it's in the books.
Problem is that if one has an accident related to the wheels, and they are illegal in that state, the driver could be looking at punitive damages (uninsured) or loss of insurance.

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What vehicles come stock with wheel spacers?
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Problem is that if one has an accident related to the wheels, and they are illegal in that state, the driver could be looking at punitive damages (uninsured) or loss of insurance.
Agreed.....Potential law suit waiting to happen.

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